The New Location Edition

e Edition March 1

World Mission Unveils New Location

by Paul R. Kopenkoskey

World Mission 1Staff and administrators at World Mission (WM) showcased its new headquarters to the public Feb. 26, 2016, but its aim to provide solar-powered audio Bibles to illiterate people living in Third World countries remains firmly intact.

WM chief executive officer Greg Kelley officially cut the ribbon inside WM's new facility at 4200 Alpine Ave. NW, Comstock Park, amid appreciative applause, which was then followed by two prayers, one said in Arabic and the second in English.

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Terry's Picks for March


by Terry DeBoer

EVENTS2West Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-based arts and entertainment events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for March:

*Rend Collective – The Irish-based worship band

*Majestic Brass – The eight-member ensemble featuring area professional brass musicians

*Kutless – The Christian pop-rock band

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Finding Genuine Love In a World of Disappointments


by Jeffery Carlson

lentThe moment a person knows they are loved by someone things usually change for the better. The moment a person doesn't feel loved by someone you often have the beginning of trouble. That, in a nutshell, is how the world functions. Sometimes we try to complicate things, but it often boils down to how much or how little love people experience. The main problem we all have in life, however, is that almost no one told us this fact. As a result, people spend much of their lives trying to figure this out and then more time trying to fix it once the problem has been defined.

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Relevant Docs: Coffee


coffee235This story will put a smile on your face in four minutes. God is at work!

When God calls, He provides. A wonderful story of God's faithfulness expressed through coffee.

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Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

My wife and I are in our early 70s, and we're retired. We have about $136,000 in corporate bonds and $200,000 in mutual funds. Considering our age, should we move the investments into a CD?


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Etcetera: Prayer for the City


Please join The Grand Awakening's next gathering for prayer for revival and spiritual awakening in West Michigan. 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 1 at Crossroads Bible Church, 800 Scribner NW, Grand Rapids.

Final Words:


"It will profit us nothing at the last day that Jesus was a Shepherd, if during our lifetime, we never heard His voice and followed Him."

J. C. Ryle

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."

1 John 3:18


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A. Build unity in the body by connecting West Michigan believers

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The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

New Community Church sprouts 2nd location for its counseling center

Grand Rapids church, pastor, step up to help Flint

Same old marriage issues

Relevant Docs: Art

Relevant Docs




West Michigan native dies doing medical mission work in Africa

#PrayForBrooksKingma: Lakeshore community rallies around boy with cancer

How to overcome fear after tragedy

Retired pastor gives up piloting after third mishap



Farther Away:

China sentences pastor and wife to jail for protesting cross removal



Local Commentary:

Special need, special love - Dan Seaborn

A cure for "beige, secular Christianity" - Clare De Graaf

Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition - American Decency

Looking for Heaven and finding Hell - Jeff Carlson





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March 4,
Booth Brothers In Concert

March 5, Beauty for Ashes

March 5, 
2 to 1

March 5, 
Group's Expedition Norway VBS FunShop

March 5, 
Lansing Symphony Orchestra Masterworks 5: Mozart Mania

March 6, 
Hempy Keyboard Series: Conley Johnson

March 7, 
Preparing for Cross-cultural Ministry

March 8,  
Corks Pucks and Brews

March 10, 
Real to Reel: JANIS: Little Girl Blue

March 10, 
Open Doors Open Hearts

March 10, 
Encore Living Program Workshop

March 15,  
"Deeply Rooted, Equipped to Serve"

July 18, SCA Summer Benefit

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